Doctor Who: The Magician’s Apprentice (2015)

UK, 19 September 2015
digital video, colour, 16:9
stereo, English
Series: Doctor Who (2005-) – series 9, episode 1

A British science fiction television episode directed by Hettie MacDonald.

Plot Summary

The Doctor is lured back to Skaro by a dying Davros where he is joined by Missy and Clara who both soon end up in mortal danger.


Directed by: Hettie MacDonald
© BBC MMXV [2015]
BBC Wales
Executive Producers: Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin
Produced by: Peter Bennett
Line Producer: Tracie Simpson
Head of Production: Gordon Ronald
Production Manager: Adam Knopf
Production Coordinator: Sandra Cosfeld
Written by: Steven Moffat
Script Executive: Lindsey Alford
Script Editor: David P Davis
Daleks & Davros Created by: Terry Nation
Kahler Created by: Toby Whithouse
Skullions Created by: Gareth Roberts
Hath Created by: Stephen Greenhorn
Blowfish Created by: Chris Chibnall
Judoon, Ood & Sycorax Created by: Russell T Davies
1st Assistant Director: Dan Mumford
2nd Assistant Director: James DeHaviland
3rd Assistant Director: Danielle Richards
Assistant Directors: Gareth Jones, Chris Thomas
Script Supervisor: Nicki Coles
Director of Photography: Ali Asad
Camera Operator: Mark McQuoid
2nd Camera Operator: Steve Rees
Camera Assistants: Cai Thompson, Scott Waller
Focus Pullers: Jonathan Vidgen, Matthew Lepper
Gaffer: Mark Hutchings
Best Boy: Andrew Gardiner
Electricians: Andrew Williams, Bob Milton, Gareth Sheldon, Gawain Nash, Matt Wilson
Grip: John Robinson
Assistant Grip: Sean Cronin
Editor: Selina MacArthur
Post Production Supervisor: Samantha Price
Assistant Editors: Becky Trotman, Steven Waltham
VFX Editor: Dan Rawlings
Online Editor: Geraint Pari Huws
Colourist: Gareth Spensley
Music: Murray Gold
Original Theme Music: Ron Grainer
Music Conducted & Orchestrated by: Ben Foster
Music Mixed by: Jake Jackson
Music Recorded by: Gerry O’Riordan
Sound Recordist: Deian Llyr Humphries
Sound Maintenance Engineers: Tam Shoring, Christopher Goding
Dubbing Mixer: Tim Ricketts
ADR Editor: Matthew Cox
Dialogue Editor: Darran Clement
Effects Editor: Harry Barnes
Foley Editor: Jamie Talbutt
Foley Artist: Julie Ankerson
Costume Designer: Ray Holman
Assistant Costume Designer: Georgie Sayer
Costume Supervisor: Simon Marks
Costume Assistants: Andie Mear, Ian Fowler, Jenny Tindle
Make-up Designer: Barbara Southcott
Make-up Supervisor: Sara Angharad
Make-up Artists: Megan Bowes, James Spinks
Special Creature Effects & Prosthetics: Millennium FX
Special Effects: Real SFX
Visual Effects: Milk
Titles: BBC Wales Graphics
Title Concept: Billy Hanshaw
Production Designer: Michael Pickwoad
Supervising Art Directors: Tristan Peatfield, Dafydd Shurmer
Stand by Art Director: Julian Challis
Set Decorator: Adrian Anscombe
Draughtsperson: Kartik Nagar
Production Buyer: Sarah Frere
Props Buyers: May Johnson, Vicki Male, Rosy Pearce
Prop Master: Paul Smith
Props Chargehand: Kyle Belmont
Standby Props: Liam Collins, Ian Davies
Prop Hands: Scott Howe, Nigel Magni, Matt Watts
Props Makers: Alan Hardy, Jamie Thomas
Props Driver: Gareth Fox
Storeman: Jamie Southcott
Concept Artist: Chris Lees
Graphic Artist: Matthew Clark
Motion Graphics: Tom Munday
Storyboard Artist: Mike Collins
Rigging: Shadow Scaffolding
Practical Electricians: Christian Davies, Austin Curtis
Construction Manager: Terry Horle
Construction Chargehand: Dean Tucker
Chargehand Carpenter: John Sinnott
Carpenters: Tim Burke, Lawrie Ferry, Matt Ferry, Chris Daniels, Julian Tucker, George Rees, Dan Berrow, Keith Richards, Campbell Fraser
Construction Driver: Jonathan Tylke
Head Scenic Artist: Clive Clarke
Scenic Painters: Steve Nelms, Matt Weston, Paul Murray
Production Accountant: Ceredig Parry
Assistant Accountant: Justine Wooff
Art Department Accountant: Bethan Griffiths
Production Secretary: Hannah Jones
Production Assistants: Sion Crowle, Jamie Shaw
Unit Drivers: Sean Evans, Kyle Davies
Unit Medic: Glyn Evans
Location Manager: Iwan Roberts
Unit Manager: Iestyn Hampson-Jones
With Thanks to: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Sur-Film Production & Services S.L
Stunt Coordinators: Crispin Layfield, Gordon Seed, Lucy Allen
Stunt Performers: Sarah Lochlan, Belinda McGinley, David Grant, Nicholas Daines
Casting Director: Andy Pryor
Casting Associate: Alice Purser

Peter Capaldi (The Doctor)
Jenna Coleman (Clara)
Michelle Gomez (Missy)
Jami Reid-Quarrell (Colony Sarff)
Julian Bleach (Davros)
Jemma Redgrave (Kate)
Jaye Griffiths (Jac)
Harki Bhambra (Mike)
Daniel Hoffmann-Gill (Bors)
Joey Price (boy)
Benjamin Cawley (Kanzo)
Aaron Neil (Mr Dunlop)
Claire Higgins (Ohila)
Nicholas Briggs (voice of the Daleks)
Kelly Hunter (Shadow Architect)
India Ria Amarteifio (Alison)
Dasharn Anderson (Ryan)
Stefan Adegbola, Shin-fei Chen, Lucy Newman-Williams (newsreaders)
Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg (Daleks)
Jonathan Ojinnaka (soldier)